Energy & Resources Talking Points | 12/10/18

In today’s talking points Australia defies climate warning to back coal, top iron ore export warns China is at ‘Peak Steel’, China’s funding for coal draws scrutiny as climate concern grows and seeking clear air, Chinese villagers are cooking with (Australian) gas.   Australia Defies Climate Warning to Back Coal BBC has reported that at …

Member News | New Database Tracks Chinese Investment into Australia

Original article from the Australian National University The Australian National University has released the first database comprehensively tracking Chinese investment into Australia. The data shows that there has been 262 transactions worth over $40.4 billion worth of investment over the past 4 years. The Chinese Investment in Australia (CHIIA) Database was developed using new methodology …

Education Talking Points | 08/10/18

In today’s talking points surging international student numbers in Australia, top Australian universities’ rankings fall, Australian opposition reveals “generational” early childhood education policy and China to hold Annual Conference for International Education   Surging International Student Numbers in Australia Recent data released by University College London’s Centre for Global Higher Education has shown that Australia …

Food and Agribusiness Talking Points | 21/09/18

In today’s talking points the agricultural supply chain can massively benefit from blockchain, Scott Morrison announces tough new criminal penalties for food tampering and Chinese soybean importers move to wean off American reliance amid the escalating US-China trade war.   The Agricultural Supply Chain Can Massively Benefit From Blockchain The use of blockchain technology could revolutionise …

Post-Event Update | Is Your Education Brand China Ready?

On Thursday evening, AustCham hosted “Is Your Education Brand China Ready: Tailoring Your Message In The World’s Biggest Education Market”. The event was held at the Cheung Kong Graduate School for Business (CKGSB) and over 30 people attended in what was an informative and enlightening panel discussion. The panel featured esteemed speakers Ira Zaka, the Assistant …

Healthcare & Life Science Talking Points | 18/09/18

In today’s talking points Australia aged-care inquiry wipes $318 million off health stocks, second carcinogen found in common Chinese produced heart drug and Australian Senate inquiry told that 900,000 Australians have opted out of My Health Record database.   Australia Aged-Care Inquiry Wipes $318 Million Off Health Stocks After Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison …

Financial Services Talking Points | 14/09/18

In today’s talking points Senior EU official calls for close EU-China cooperation in financial service, China stands between emerging market turmoil and global pain and Australia dollar bounces on jobs boost, hope for trade talks   Interview: Senior EU official calls for close EU-China cooperation in financial service In an interview with Valdis Dombrovskis, the European …

Member News | China’s New IIT Law: Prepare for Transition

By: Dorcas Wong, China Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates On August 31, 2018, the second draft of the Individual Income Tax Law was passed. The new law makes changes to many elements of the calculation and enforcement of individual income tax (IIT) in China — focusing on expanding deductibles, adjusting tax brackets, and changing residency rules. …

Energy & Resources Talking Points | 12/09/18

In today’s talking points Renewables to fuel future of Sino-Africa energy ties, Queensland could reap $24bn renewables boom if it phases out coal generators, Australian coal exports hit record high and China signs a record deal to buy LNG from Qatar.   Renewables to fuel future of Sino-Africa energy ties Africa’s energy demands are rising due …

Food and Agribusiness Talking Points | 10/09/18

In today’s talking points China could become the lab meat capital of the world, Australia’s biggest supermarkets and honey supplier accused of selling fake honey, policy makers and experts seek ways to scale up Africa’s agriculture and $10 million in agriculture grants now available in Queensland.   China Could Become the Lab Meat Capital of the …